They say you can learn anything on YouTube. Well, you can certainly learn how to paint that way. I watched so many acrylic pouring videos before I made my first one. It’s my favorite way to learn new skills. Here are my best YouTube painting channels to follow.
Best YouTube Painting Channels
When it comes to how to learn more about painting, you can’t beat actually watching someone do it in real time. A lot of YouTubers will film their pours and swipes, and share details with you about their favorite paints, brands, materials and additives.
If you have a question, want to see a comparison of techniques or a side by side test of paints or additives, you can’t get any better than watching it taking place in real time, recorded and shared with you on YouTube. Of course not every video you watch will have a happy ending. Sometimes things go wrong, paintings don’t come out as intended, experiments show that one technique is a disaster compared to another. These can be both fun to watch and informative too – now you’ve seen it go wrong, hopefully, you won’t make the same mistakes yourself.
Here are my top and favorite YouTube painting channels to subscribe to, in no particular order. Each channel link includes the channel description as taken from YouTube.
Danny Clark – I am an artist in Houston Texas that really just enjoys life and all that comes with it. You can see more at my blog at www.dannyclarkart.com
Annmarie Ridderhof – My art channel, I love sharing what I have discovered
MelyD – Fluid Painting Techniques — MelyD style
Lily’s Mix – Professional portrait artist. Tutorials on Oil/Acrylic painting.
Caren Goodrich – Dedicated to all artists on the struggle! I’m here to share what I have learned over many decades of art making. So grab some paint and let’s have some fun!
Sarah Fezio – Hello and welcome to my channel! I started my YouTube journey after I was asked to do a video on how I created a painting with pouring medium. Then I realized I enjoyed it! I really like experimenting with all of the wonderful acrylic paints and mediums that are available…so you never know what you might see! At this point, new videos will upload every Friday. I do work full time right now, but not as an artist so art has been a way for me to relax and unwind. Hopefully you feel the same way!
Rick Cheadle – Channel dedicated to discovering and trying new ideas and techniques to create art in all forms. DIY ideas for hobbyists, craftsmen and artisans of all levels.
Ethereal Orb Abstract Art – Join me in my journey with fluid acrylics and resin. Art is my passion and my therapy.
Sherry at Studio Pashnada – Artist. Mom. Nerd. Wife. Shoehoarder. Liberal.
And lastly, my list wouldn’t be complete without including my own YouTube channel.You can follow my journey right from the very start when I first created some truly horrible paintings, through to the slightly better works I manage these days. Laugh along with me! Along the way I love to try out new things, often crazy ideas which of course never work out, but I usually have fun trying. You’ll also find several side by side experiments to compare techniques and products and of course lots of simple painting tutorials where I bring you along with me as I paint for fun. Join me at
You can find all of my acrylic pouring tutorial videos on the blog here too.
If you have your own list of best YouTube painting channels, then do add them into the comments below – we all don’t want to miss a thing!
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned.
You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.